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Debate Score:39
Arguments:30
Total Votes:39
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Teens and Jobs

Teens should be encouraged more to have jobs and save money at a young age.

I know people that are almost 20 years old that have never had a job. Then I go to work at the grocery store and see people in their 40's and 50's at a cash register.

Something is wrong here.

Don't you think that all teenagers should start working and saving money earlier? So that they can get those crappy jobs over with?

Agree

Side Score: 30
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Disagree

Side Score: 9

I've worked since I was twelve. Jobs are good! Jobs build character and teach you how to interact with people and they give you money! Some of my more well-off friends (for example, one who receives $200/week from her parents while she's at college and who is also in the process of installing a $100,000 pool) have never held a job and can't talk to people up to the point where they can't get on the phone to order a pizza.

Work! Work! Work!

Side: agree
1 point

Wow my thoughts exactly, before I got a job at the grocery store I was pretty shy. I still am, but sense I have had a job, I am less shy. I have to greet every customer in the store that walks by me. I have learned a lot from having a job and also saved a lot.

Side: agree
2 points

I agree that teens should start working as soon as they legally can, at 16, usually. In most cases, some parents start teaching them the value or working for money a lot younger by giving them an allowance every week if they keep up with certain chores.

However, you can't blame the fact that 40 yr olds are working in cash registers or whatever simply because they possibly didn't work at a younger age. It could be a number of factors that caused someone to not be able to get a degree beyond high school to get a higher job. I don't care how many people say getting the degree for a higher job is worthless; in reality, and in the majority of cases, you NEED a degree if you want a better job. Alas, if a 40 yr old is doing something as crappy as fast food work, then at LEAST they are working and taking responsibility for their family. Not everyone gets the luxury or benefits to go through 4 yrs of college for a BA, for a better life.

Side: agree
2 points

Yes! In fact I've been job searching recently and I have an "interview" with abercrombie on Friday, but it's a "group interview", so it doesn't look very professional. :)

But the thing that kills me is that you have to be 18 to work most places. For example, I went to the Gap, which is hiring near me, but they can't take me because I'm 18 in less than a month. That means that I can't get a job there, even though I have a high school diploma, experience in working, great references, and a good attitude/personality. But some bimbo can work there even if she dropped out of high school or is failing it now, has no experience whatsoever, lousy references, and a bad attitude. Of course, she might not get the job either, but at least she has a shot and a better chance than I do... hypothetical situation, of course.

Side: agree

I don't know what the problem is with Teen hand jobs but... wait... did I misread that? ;)

Side: agree
1 point

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Side: agree

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Side: agree
1 point

yes,the young should have part-time job.with a part-time job,they can support themselves and know how the money come and they will have a good plan to spend it.they can also get some abilities with the job.it will improve their ability of communication and adaption.

Side: agree

I started to work at a very young age since both my parents were in business so I can agree that it's wise to start whenever the government allows you to. I don't know if 'working papers' are still necessary but I had mine when I came of age. I worked two jobs after school and never saved a dime! You know a young girl must have what she wants or all hell breaks loose!

Side: agree
1 point

In the sense that while in school you learn a bunch of stuff but are never told how this will help you get a job. I mean, what the fuck?! >:(

I hate it when the government forces me to learn stuff that they refuse to tell me what I will be qualified to do once I learn this stuff! If they tell us right off the bat what this information will be used for, then we can chose to learn information for what is applicable to what we want to do in life.

So yes, teens should be encouraged to get jobs, but through school! They should be told that what they are learning in school can be applied to a future job in whatever it is the information applies to!

Side: agree

Where else would they get the money necessary to win a girlfriend?

Side: agree
1 point

I don't believe they should be working to get that crappy job over with, but it is a good way for students to learn how to manage their time, money, and develop relationships outside of their family and school. It amazes me when I meet someone who has graduated from high school and has never had a job.

Side: agree
1 point

I want a job sooooooo bad and it is extraordinarily difficult for me to find one

Side: agree

They need some way to get money for all the condoms they go through!

Side: agree
1 point

I don't think that is exactly how it works (Saving money so you can get it over with and not having crappy jobs when you get older) but ANYWAY! Jobs are good, they give the teens spending money and teaches them about the "real world"

Side: Agree
1 point

Yes, students should have jobs at 16. first, i think it's great because family need help. why family need help because when they want to pay something or they want to pay the bill or the houes to pay it. They can buy their own stuff well can buy their own stuff like their own shoes or clothes. They can be responsible. They can be responsible in life and with their money. In cnclusion,kids should get jobs.

Side: Agree
1 point

"hey kid, did you know that you can buy your own corvette/mustang for your 21th birthday?"

can you imagine how the grades and income would improve??

I made $25/hr tutoring when I was 15 years old. I paid of my parent's mortgage and paid for my college tuition before I graduated. They basically rent the house from me at $0.

Side: Agree

The more money the better you will be in life but also go to school.

Side: Agree
1 point

I am a teen, (16) and do not have a job...but not of my own choice. If my parents would let me get one...

Side: Agree
2 points

1) Teenagers already have full-time jobs, education. The old saying "less learning, more earning" doesn't apply here. In the province of Ontario (just as an example) many post-secondary scholarships are offered for provincial standard or higher level marks. The harder you work at your full-time job, the better off for any post-secondary.

2) Post-secondary;

a) Has beneficial Co-op placements, meaning you study and work for an employer. You gain both knowledge and insight into the academic community and the current working environments related to your field of study (if you so choose).

b) Leads to far better jobs in the future. Now I'm not talking about anomalies, but the majority of the middle class is educated to some degree at a post secondary institution.

Side: Disagree
JakeJ(3254) Disputed
1 point

"Teenagers already have full-time jobs, education. The old saying "less learning, more earning" doesn't apply here. In the province of Ontario (just as an example) many post-secondary scholarships are offered for provincial standard or higher level marks."

But they have plenty of time for choir theater basketball. Plenty of time for parties drinking video games.

Most students don't choose the full-time-homework rout.

They can't learn everything in the classroom.

Side: agree
2 points

I feel that even as a teenager you can have a decent job. Look at me: I'm 16, a full-time lifeguard over the summer break and work part-time during the school year. I also give swim lessons and guard at private pool parties. I mean, I agree that teens should be encouraged to work, but not at crappy jobs. Give them opportunities to get good jobs as a teenager so that they can see that the further they persue their education the better their job choices are.

Side: Disagree

Good jobs...way to go my friend!'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''

Side: Disagree
1 point

three things

1. many teens start by getting a paper round and then start working.

2.teens maybe in college/university so are concentrating on their studies.

3.as many adults do say they want to hang on to their childhood and you will lose this when you get a job.

Side: Disagree
1 point

As someone said earlier, educations is the job of teens. It would be really hard to work somewhere and keep your marks at a high level at college. They would miss lectures and so on. My position is clear: finish your college or university and then find a job and work till the rest of your life.

Supporting Evidence: future career test (the-free-career-test.com)
Side: Disagree
1 point

I disagree with the statement that teens who study at the university should work. In my country it is better to finish the university first and after it to have some practice at work. I think that people who spends time for earning money cannot study properly they lose their time for getting and learning new useful information.

Side: Disagree

It is now 2015 and some of those cashier jobs are the only jobs that people in their 40's or over can get.

Side: Disagree